A preview of the September 17, 2021,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

September 17 - 23, 2021

Dear Readers,

This afternoon Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill that promises to revolutionize land uses in “urban” single-family neighborhoods throughout the state. And you won’t believe what is considered urban. Kelly Nix has the details.

The delta variant outbreak at the county jail has spiked to almost 150 cases, even as the mini-surge at the schools seems to have slowed. Mary Schley has that one.

County supervisors this week OK’d an indoor mask rule that will go into effect Oct. 22 if the county is experiencing a high level of new cases. Kelly Nix reports that story, too.

Downtown restaurants have already paid more than $40,000 to rent the parking spaces occupied by their parklets. A plaque to be added to the Ocean Avenue WWI memorial arch will include the names of more than just veterans. A woman who shot one of her husband’s coworkers at a Pacific Grove bakery has pled guilty to attempted murder, while a man accused of killing a woman while driving drunk the wrong way on Highway 101 says he’s not guilty. The city’s annual Halloween parade will have a new date and time. Tennis and pickleball players are locked in a dispute over who gets to play when. Volunteers who take care of backcountry trails in Big Sur are working elsewhere in the state while the forest service keeps its Monterey County trails closed. The Big Sur Land Trust has gotten the OK to build a park in Salinas. This year’s Big Sur fashion show was another big, albeit weird, hit. A former P.G. council member had his microphone cut off when he tried to make a public comment. Would you believe it’s possible to oil paint under water? Dennis Taylor has a preview of the upcoming high school football and golf seasons. Neal Hotelling has more about the life of the amazing David Starr Jordan. In our Pet Talk special section, you can learn about the happiness of being with a horse and the joy of caring for an older dog. And my editorial expresses shock that after decades of doing everything possible to discourage development, all of a sudden the state government is trying to shove it down everyone’s throat.

Paul Miller, Publisher
paul@carmelpinecone.com

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